AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 002. Pours a nice dark amber with absolutely zero carbonation. Aromas are pumpkin, caramel, and very active rum and wood scents. Flavors are exactly like the nose predicts, though there are some more nuanced spices mixed in and the alcohol flavors are tremendously good. The palate is super heavy and coats the tongue with a near liquor level of sticky, but even a little carbonation would help this out. Overall, this is a stellar beer, definitely the best pumpkin beer I have tasted, but a little too heavy and big to enjoy all the time; where it really wins is in the bottle size, 12 oz. is perfect for a beer this big.
Beerdedone (2908) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin tan head. Aroma was boozy pumpkin pie with rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. flavor was very boozy and quite sweet with brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, and nutmeg. Full body, syrupy texture, low carbonation.
michaelinwa (629) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Medium brown pour, disappearing head, aroma is pumpkin pie, for the most part. Nice to have a pumpkin beer that hits that mark for a change. Flavor is sweet, pumpkin, spice, booze at the end, with some bitterness showing up. Enjoyable, with limited use.
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes on 3/29/15
On Tap. Glad I got the 6 ounce pour. Not that it isnít good, it is just soooo sweet. Might as well be drinking a glass of rum. Tastes basically like a rum candy.
c1raider (70) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was a very unique beer... Think sherry meets port meets fruity beer. Very sweet with a syruping like texture. A beer to share, maybe not worth the premium
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet pumpkin taste, awesome, delicious. It tastes like rum and pumpkins. Nice carbonation. I love this
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Mep3222 (802) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like a sweet roasted pumkin mash with rum. Oaky, woody, complex pumkin flavors with rum backing. Sweet but not overly for how strong it is. Most authentic pumpkin flavors of any I have had in a beer and the rum flavors go awesome with it.
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troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Muddy light brown color with virtually no head on top. Heavy aromas of pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, booze and sweet potatoes. Flavors of yam, pumpkin puree, alcohol, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, rum and clove. An alcohol burn is there, but not overpowering considering the high ABV. Oily palate. Lightly carbonated. About 4 oz. of this stuff is all you need. Tasting notes from 10/2014.
cards04 (2162) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So pumking was the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.. Till I tried this. Pours a muddy orange/brown. Aromas are absurdly pumpkin like. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin loaf.. You get the picture. Very sweet, almost sherry like pumpkin sweetness and brown sugar. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.. A nice warmth going down the gullet.. And a great buzz shortly thereafter. Awesome stuff.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Hazy copper with hint of tan head. A: spicy, boozy, vegetable. T: sweet boozy spicy pumpkin. Just too much.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black color with a tiny little head. Aroma is boooooooze, rum, raisins, oak, sugar. The taste is, well, itís so much booze. Overwhelming booze. I like pumpkin beers. I like rum. I like Avery for the most part but this? This was not done well in my opinion. Maybe 2014 produced an unusually harsh bash. I loved the Pumpkyn beer they make thatís the same strength. This one was just not good. Age it for 10 years and maybe it will have mellowed.